Tahquitz peak Wednesday morning, Jan. 6
Tahquitz peak Wednesday morning, Jan. 6

About 6:45 a.m., Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, a 4.5 magnitude quake occurred 1 mile north of Banning; and it was felt on the Hill. Houses shook and rumbled as the wave passed through the mountain.

No major damage was reported nor any injuries.

Some rocks and debris fell onto Highway 243 near Poppet Flats, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Darren Meyer. Cal Trans has cleared the highway, he added after during the loop from Banning south on Hwy 243 and east on Hwy 74 through Hemet. There have been no reports of traffic accidents this morning, according to Meyer.

The Southern California Seismic Network said only one minor aftershock has occurred.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremors were felt as far south as Temecula and north to near Victorville.